A specific type of oddball?
This is going to be really hard for me to put words to, so bear with me. A few friends of mine and I have a word for the specific type of people we are. We call ourselves birds. I don’t remember how the term originated, because it has nothing to do with actual, physical birds.
Birds usually recognize another bird when we meet one. We have a specific way of seeing things, maybe it’s that our perceptions of reality are a bit blurry around the edges. We’ll all notice things at the same time as each other that other people seem not to, shifts in the color of the air, pressing fear we can’t pinpoint the origin of.
We have very visceral reactions to things and can get lost in our surroundings. Last night one friend of mine who is a bird and I were sitting in her dorm room. I said, “everything is a kind of vertical oval, and things are a slight brownish green tint.” As soon as I said it, she nodded and said, “It’s getting worse.” And it was. And it ended for us at the same time, went back to normal.
People around us when things like this happen think we’re crazy, and maybe we are, but the thing is that it’s not a kind of insanity that can be categorized, as far as I can tell, into one mental illness, and we all experience the same things when we are together.
In my experience, birds aren’t linked to any particular demographic. I’ve known birds of all races, genders, and ages. To my knowledge, people are born birds and remain them.
What on earth does this come from? Does anyone here know what I mean? I don’t even know how to research this, because it’s so hard to put words to.